Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Osprey

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am featuring the Osprey..I am looking forward to seeing the Osprey's return to Maryland, which should be soon.


The Osprey is one bird that I have to stop and watch when I see them.. These are some various archived shots of the Ospreys taken in various places.


The Osprey is sometimes known as the Fish Eagle or Sea Hawk, River Hawk or Fish Hawk.


According to Wikipedia the Osprey tolerates a variety of habitats near a large body of water that provides a food supply.



Adult Osprey with young.


The Osprey's diet is mostly fish.


They are awesome birds to view, whether perched or in flight.. I hope you enjoyed my Osprey images and my wild bird post.. Till next week's wild bird post..

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 Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

78 comments:

Knipsa Passtscho said...

That's a beautiful bird Eileen :)
We call it fish eagle over here.
Have a great day
【ツ】Knipsa

Margaret Adamson said...

All great shots and I loved seeing the young one

Irma said...

Good morning, Eileen,
Beautiful series of images of this osprey.
Perfect photographed, my compliments.
I wish you a beautiful day.
Best regards, Irma

Jo said...

Oh your Osprey is awesome. It resembles our African Fish-Eagle greatly. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day Jo

✿ chica said...

Aves lindas,Eileen! Lindo dia pra ti e beijos,chica

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a beautiful bird!I have never seen it before!
Great series of pictures!
Have a lovely day!
Dimi...

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the osprey too. Someone in Toronto has already reported one! But Lake Ontario has some open water. The Lakes are frozen here north of the city. Typically they are back the first week in April here.

Sue said...

Good Morning, Eileen
You have some good shots.
We have a nesting pair about 20 miles from us--they're fun to watch.

Kerri Farley said...

Super Shots!!! Happy Tuesday!

DeniseinVA said...

These are awesome photos Eileen, you have captured the light in their eyes. Perfection! Wishing you a great day!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Great photos Eileen of one of my favourite birds. Ospreys have several nests in our rural area as we have a nice big lake full of fish that attracts them. I keep an eye on one nest every summer but have only photographed them once.

Leora said...

I remember seeing osprey on a trip (to Manasquan Reservoir?) in New Jersey. Love your photos, especially the soaring.

John's Island said...

Great pictures of the Osprey ... nice work! Have a great day Eileen!

Linda Kay said...

These birds are among my favorites, as I have a great appreciation for the bigger bird/hunters. You managed some great shots, Eileen.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; I DO wish to see this brave looking handsome bird☆☆☆ Surprising there are several naming for this bird.
Great Captures of Elegant bird♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Karen S. said...

Wow. You sure capture some delightful photos. They are beautiful.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

They are great fishermen, that is a certainty. Really neat looking creatures.

Sandra said...

these are beautiful shots of these magnificent birds. the park my hubby fly's his planes in, has two nest and we love to watch them feed the babies. to high to get shots of the little ones. i will have to ask him if they are nesting yet. our's looks just like yours

TexWisGirl said...

i'd love to see one someday (but i know i have to travel to do so.) :)

Linda W. said...

Great shots! We have ospreys around here. I sometimes see their nests on top of trees or utility poles.

Debbie said...

really beautiful captures!!! we have lot's here at the shore!!!

Mary Hone said...

We see those guys in Wyoming, love them!

Mary Cromer said...

Love these Eileen. I was amazed at how many Ospreys I saw last week in Florida~

Onepicaday said...

Wow, stunning!

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Osprey, even when their some young, beautiful photos.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I seldom see Osprey here in my immediate area but do see them up at Paynes Prairie Preserve and also along the rivers and of course, at the coasts. Your pictures are fabulous! Have a wonderful day!

Phil Slade said...

Awesome indeed Eileen. I wish I could see them more often and take some pictures like yours.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Good morning Eileen,
Ospreys are such gorgeous birds. Great shots, as usual.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:)Oh fabulous captures! You are really lucky to see these beautiful birds,known by so many names.

Marie said...

Wonderful shots! Glad you were able to capture the young as well as the adults. Hope you see some in your area very soon.

Mari said...

I think it's the first time I've heard about Osprey but I know about river hawks.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fantastic photos of this great birds. Awesome.
Best regards, Synnöve

Adam Jones said...

Truly awesome pictures of an awesome bird.

Christian Weiß said...

Wow, great majestic birds.

Pat said...

I think they're magnificent birds. You have some great shots.

fredamans said...

I love it in flight! What a wingspan!!

Giga said...

Beautiful bird in flight looks looks great. Regards.

Findlay Wilde said...

Some of our Ospreys have been reported as being back in the country this week as well.

Happyone said...

All great shots as usual. I really like the first one. He looks great with the blue sky behind him.

Gail Dixon said...

You have some terrific shots of these awesome birds!! I still have not seen one in the wild. They're here, just never when I'm around. :/ Hope you have a great week!

The Yum List said...

Caught in action!

Brian King said...

Fantastic shots! Wow! I've only seen an osprey once.

Magia da Inês said...

♭♪
Lindas imagens!

Bom início de semana, amiga!
Beijinhos.
♮♬♫ه° ·.

Our photos said...

Wow, very nice series ! I love the last one !

Lois said...

Wonderful shots of this beautiful bird! I love watching them, especially when they are near water and diving for fish.

Michelle said...

I always go and check out the osprey nests when I visit my parents. Such beautiful birds and you have captured them well.

thewovenspoke said...

Ah, one of my favorites, I got to get some decent in flight shots last year. Great shots.

Rose said...

amazing shots Eileen....I have only seen one osprey and it was this past summer.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful bird and images!

Cloudia said...

nice series to enjoy, E. Thank you




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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Linda said...

A very informative post and gorgeous captures, Eileen. Thank you so much for sharing.

Karen said...

Fabulous shots Eileen!

Lea said...

Wonderful Osprey photos!

Caroline Gill said...

Really interested in this post, Eileen, for your Ospreys. I once wrote a poem which included a line about a sea hawk hovering. Kind critics queried the mention of a sea hawk, and when I looked it up (or tried to do so) I failed to find it ... probably because it is an alternative name for the Osprey, which we have in small numbers in the UK. Thank you, as ever, for liking my Ickworth post.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I would love to see an osprey in person someday! I love these photos.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Great selection of photos, ospreys are magnificent birds

Millie and Walter said...

Very beautiful pictures of osprey.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Beautiful bird. Majestic.
Great series photoshoot.

Greetings from Polish
Lucia

Black Jack's Carol said...

It was an osprey nest on a pylon just a short distance from the school where I taught that started me on my photography obsession. I watched the pair raise a chick over several months and saw her first flight. Unforgettable! Your photos are magnificent, Eileen. A wonderful nature/bird post!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Spectacular osprey images Eileen.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

excelentes fotos da linda ave com papel importante no equilíbrio do planeta.
AG

edenhills said...

Don't think I've ever seen an osprey before. Very cool!

carolann said...

A majestic bird with its youngsters. Great takes. I enjoyed .

Missy George said...

Great shots Eileen.We used to see them at the Jersey Shore a lot..Nice post..

Gillian Olson said...

Wow, awesome pictures of osprey. I agree with previous comment, would also to see one in person!

Small City Scenes said...

Love your Osprey shots. Such a great bird.
MB

Jill said...

Great shots! I have never seen an osprey before, though hawks were not too uncommon where I used to live. My high school mascot was a hawk and the two "teams" for each grade were named after different hawks.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Excellent series of images .. I congratulate ..

Chris Rohrer said...

Magical birds! Every time I see one kiting or catching a fish, I'm amazed!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I feel just the same about these birds Eileen. They fascinate me. You have some wonderful images. We saw one the other day carrying a stick to its nest ... A huge stick, I was sure he'd drop it!

Bethany Carson said...

They are very neat-looking birds! I don't know if I've seen any here in Iowa--they probably like more water to go fishing in.

Nicola SeaThreePeeO Carpenter said...

Amazing pictures and such amazing birds. One I would love to see myself one day.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

These are lovely! Our nests are still empty, but the lakes are frozen over!

Noushka said...

WOW!
Awesome birds, awesome pictures!
I bet you were thrilled to observe them so close!
I hope you soon see many more :)
Great post Eileen, keep well :)

Rambling Woods said...

Oh great photos Eileen...I had one visit and fish the pond once. Amazing.... Michelle

Susan (ABON) said...

I would love to one day have the opportunity to photograph an Osprey. Your shots are great!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Even though they're slightly different from country to country, I think they're AWESOME wherever I see them!

Helma said...

Great this osprey. Here in my hometown there is only one and it is truly unique as you see him. Beautiful pictures of this osprey've made. Class!

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